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15860Re: Script Engine and Missing Beacons and Missing Telemetry

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  • Tony Komljanec
    Sep 1, 2013
    Thank you all for your patience with this long post. 
     
    I appreciate that it is difficult to check someone else's work.  Thanks for considering.   I'm using VE3TK to test this on the bench. 
     
    The end result seems to be that no matter what I attempt, the script engine intermittently interfere's or blocks normal posit's and telemetry.  I've seen this now with months of deployment on a remote telemetry site VA3PLA, as well as on the bench after I've pulled the unit to troubleshoot this further.  The inherent unreliability of APRS requires pause to really make sure before one cries "bug", but I've come to the end of my time in trying to isolate this to a particular feature or checkbox that could be involved. Unless some new insight or troubleshooting tips can be suggested. 
     
    I'm using build 55076.  I did try the latest beta build that is posted for firmware update, but immediately noticed an error in the first voltage telemetry digit being reported so reverted back to a clean install of 55076 and freshly entered parameters.    
     
    I've attached screen shots of the config.  Just added "scripts off" going forward for the next round of bench testing. Here is the latest script pretty much derived directly from the Script Engine Wiki:
     
    On Second
      Increment Counter 1
      If Counter 1 = 30
        Exec "BEA > OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON"
      End Block
      If Counter 1 = 1800
        Exec "BEA > www.qsl.net/va3pla"
      End Block
      If Counter 1 = 3600
        Exec "BEA > Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+"
      End Block
      If Counter 1 = 5400
        Exec "BEA > Completely Solar Powered since 1994"
        Set Counter 1 = 0
      End Block
    End Block
    Below is what I'm talking about... switched to profile 1, the first posit group gets through, and then only scripted beacons for quite some time. 
    2013-08-31 20:38:52 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Day Mode W1W2
    2013-08-31 20:38:53 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.6V  19C 
    2013-08-31 20:38:54 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#044,149,173,250,000,000,00000010
    2013-08-31 20:54:09 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-08-31 21:24:47 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+
    2013-08-31 21:55:20 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> Completely Solar Powered since 1994
    2013-08-31 21:55:51 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON
    2013-08-31 22:25:51 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-08-31 22:56:29 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+
    2013-08-31 23:26:59 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Completely Solar Powered since 1994
    2013-08-31 23:27:30 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON
    2013-08-31 23:57:32 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-09-01 00:28:01 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+
    2013-09-01 00:59:05 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON
    2013-09-01 01:29:08 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-09-01 01:59:37 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+
    2013-09-01 02:30:11 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Completely Solar Powered since 1994
    2013-09-01 04:01:38 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:> Completely Solar Powered since 1994
    2013-09-01 04:02:09 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON
    2013-09-01 04:26:37 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Day Mode W1W2
    2013-09-01 04:32:04 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-09-01 04:49:04 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Day Mode W1W2
    2013-09-01 04:49:05 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.6V  19C
     
    Below is a sample of profile 2.  Missing Posits, and telemetry: 
     
    2013-08-30 17:54:10 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 17:54:10 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  18C 
    2013-08-30 17:54:11 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#006,149,150,247,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 18:26:46 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 18:26:46 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  19C 
    2013-08-30 18:39:17 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:> Completely Solar Powered since 1994
    2013-08-30 18:39:52 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON
    2013-08-30 19:09:31 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-08-30 19:29:11 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 19:39:37 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+
    2013-08-30 20:09:40 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:> Completely Solar Powered since 1994
    2013-08-30 20:10:16 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,VE3MUM-1,WIDE2*,qAR,VE3ID-8:> OT2 Digi 20 km East of Bancroft near McArthur Mills, ON
    2013-08-30 20:25:16 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 20:39:47 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:> www.qsl.net/va3pla
    2013-08-30 20:54:48 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 20:54:51 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,VE3MUM-1*,WIDE2*,qAR,VE3ID-8:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  18C 
    2013-08-30 21:09:53 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:> Planica Amateur Radio Club 147.180+
    2013-08-30 21:24:55 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 21:24:55 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  18C 
    2013-08-30 21:24:55 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#011,149,150,246,000,000,00000011
    Here is how it looks without scripts:
    2013-08-30 07:37:50 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:T#028,149,150,055,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 07:53:02 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:T#029,149,150,054,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 08:08:09 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 08:08:09 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  19C 
    2013-08-30 08:23:18 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 09:07:57 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#033,149,150,054,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 09:23:02 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 09:23:03 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  19C 
    2013-08-30 09:23:03 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:T#034,149,150,056,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 09:47:04 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 10:02:13 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 10:17:22 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#037,149,150,054,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 10:32:32 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 10:32:32 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  19C 
    2013-08-30 10:32:32 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:T#038,149,150,056,000,000,00000011
    2013-08-30 10:47:39 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 11:02:46 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 11:02:48 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,VE3MUM-1,WIDE2*,qAR,VE3ID-8:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  19C 
    2013-08-30 11:17:56 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:>TEST Solar Digi.  Night Mode W1
    2013-08-30 11:17:56 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N107939.15W# 11.8V  19C 
    2013-08-30 11:17:56 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#041,149,150,054,000,000,00000011
    Even in Profile 1 (Day mode, no scripts)...  some telemetry is missed due to the concurrent telemetry transmission getting squashed by some digi's...but overall seems to work out of OT2:
    2013-08-29 15:31:08 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:>TEST Solar Digi. W1W2 Day mode
    2013-08-29 15:31:09 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:T#026,150,176,250,000,000,00000010
    2013-08-29 15:31:09 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.8V 20C 
    2013-08-29 15:46:46 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi. W1W2 Day mode
    2013-08-29 15:46:46 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.7V 19C 
    2013-08-29 16:02:19 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3LSR-4:>TEST Solar Digi. W1W2 Day mode
    2013-08-29 16:02:20 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3CGR-4:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.8V 19C 
    2013-08-29 16:02:22 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,VE3MUM-1,WIDE2*,qAR,VE3ID-8:T#028,149,176,249,000,000,00000010
    2013-08-29 16:18:06 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.8V 19C 
    2013-08-29 16:18:07 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#029,149,176,249,000,000,00000010
    2013-08-29 16:33:53 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:>TEST Solar Digi. W1W2 Day mode
    2013-08-29 16:33:54 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:!4354.13N/07939.15W# 13.7V 19C 
    2013-08-29 16:33:54 EDT: VE3TK>APOT21,WIDE2-1,qAR,VE3YAP:T#030,149,175,250,000,000,00000010
    If anyone has any new suggestions to try on the bench?  Else I'll deploy this without the script engine active. 
     
    Thank you!
     
    Tony K
    VE3TK 
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